Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

Pre-loaded Audiobook - 2010
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Clinging to each other in their loneliness and alienation, George and his simple-minded friend Lenny dream, as drifters will, of a place to call their own. But after they come to work on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, their hopes, like "the best laid schemes o' mice an' men," begin to go awry.
Publisher: [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio : [Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC, [2010], p1992
ISBN: 9781616571078
1616571071
Branch Call Number: DA F STE NVD
Characteristics: 1 sound media player (3 hr.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in
Alternative Title: Of mice & men

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paisano
Feb 29, 2016

A true American Classic, I'd forgotten the story, since I last read it in high school. Gary Sinise does an outstanding job in narration, great voice characters. A very moving and sad story.

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mrsal
Jun 23, 2015

I really enjoyed reading this book as part of my school's summer book club.

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hoacornell
Oct 23, 2014

How is it that a book like "Of Mice and Men" can be rated "One Star" on the KCLS web site? All the reviews on the KCLS web site are very positive. The book is considered an American Classic and one of the finest works of John Steinbeck. If this is being done as a prank, I am at a loss to see the humor in it. There is something that you can do if you are like me and adore "Of Mice and Men". You can write a comment on the book and leave a star rating on the KCLS web site. Right now we are left disrespecting one of our greatest authors and his work. I is a sad commentary that KCLS Description says "Of Mice and Men was John Steinbeck's first masterpiece. We don't give one star ratings to "masterpieces"!

tylerdstone2012 Jan 10, 2013

I Loved it so much!

Cdnbookworm Mar 05, 2012

I had always wanted to read this, especially after having read another two of his books. When I saw the audiobook at the library I grabbed it. I really didn't know what it was about at all, and found the two men, George and Lenny fascinating.
Even though you aren't given a lot of information, you get a real sense of place and time in this novel. In the environment of today, Lenny would have been in special classes as a child, and given tools to use to help him function in society. Here, he had his Aunt Clara and George and both were limited in the help they could provide. Society is both more accepting and less understanding of Lenny and his limitations and quirks.
The hunger of the men for a real home, something that was their own felt very real.
This is a sad and haunting story, about society, friendships, and love. I was weeping as I drove by the end.

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becker
Feb 23, 2012

Such a great story and a pleasure to listen to. Steinbeck is a great writer and Gary Sinise did an excellent job narrating it. This production is very short - just 3 hours. A really entertaining way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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litmv
Jan 27, 2011

A classic story read by an amazing voice. The multitalented Gary Sinise added so much to this telling of the story known and loved for generations.

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